HOUSTON Nine Houston hospitals ranked among the best in the nation in the2012 U.S. News & World Report s Best Hospitals issue.
Methodist, St. Luke s, Texas Children s, MD Anderson, the Children s Cancer Hospital at MD Anderson, Memorial Hermann, Children s Memorial Hermann, TIRR Memorial Hermann and the Menninger Clinic all ranked nationally in the annual survey.
The Methodist Hospital was named the best in Texas in the rankings, and also ranked nationally in the following specialties: cancer (38), cardiology and heart surgery (12), diabetes and endocrinology (21), ear, nose and throat (33), gastroenterology (18), geriatrics (26), gynecology (20), nephrology (23), neurology and neurosurgery (17), ophthalmology (15), orthopedics (21), pulmonology (26), and urology (29).
St. Luke s Episcopal Hospital ranked nationally in the following specialties: cardiology and heart surgery (6), ear, nose and throat (27), geriatrics (39), neurology and neurosurgery (35), pulmonology (19), diabetes and endocrinology (19), gastroenterology (21), nephrology (48), orthopedics (49), and urology (39).
Texas Children s Hospital ranked nationally in the following pediatric specialties: cancer (4), cardiology and heart surgery (3), diabetes and endocrinology (14), gastroenterology (4), neonatology (2), nephrology (5), neurology and neurosurgery (5), orthopedics (33), pulmonology (3) and urology (7).
The MD Anderson Cancer Center ranked nationally in the following specialties: cancer (1), ear, nose and throat (5), gynecology (6), and urology (23).
Children s Cancer Hospital at MD Anderson ranked No. 15 in pediatric cancer.
Memorial Hermann at the Texas Medical Center ranked No. 50 in nephrology, and Children s Memorial Hermann ranked No. 36 in pediatric gastroenterology and No. 25 in pediatric nephrology.
TIRR Memorial Hermann was the No. 3 hospital in the country for rehabilitation, according to the report.
The Menninger Clinic was ranked as the No. 4 hospital in the U.S. for psychiatric care.
U.S. News & World Report ranks the nation s hospitals based on reputation, mortality and a group of care-related factors like nursing and technology.
In all, there are more than 4,800 hospitals eligible for the rankings, and only 140 were ranked as one of the nation s best.